"My Ascension" Film Screening
Tuesday, 10/11/2022 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Central Oregon Community College is a proud sponsor of the screening of "My Ascension," a documentary film and movement to spread hope and fight suicide, that is showing at the Tower Theatre in Bend at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 11. There will be a panel discussion afterward. This is a free event; register at towertheatre.org/tickets-and-events/my-ascension. The film is showing on National Coming Out Day.
About the documentary:
A suicide attempt left 16-year-old varsity cheerleader Emma Benoit paralyzed but propelled her on a mission to use her painful experience to help others find hope and shine more light on the fact that 20 young people die every day by suicide in the United States. "My Ascension" is a feature-length documentary that chronicles Emma's inspiring journey and quest to walk again, as she works to bring Hope Squad, a school-based suicide prevention program, to Louisiana.
According to the National Institute on Mental Health’s most current data, from 2018, approximately 7,600 young people under the age of 25 died by suicide that year. That's 20 young people dying every day in the U.S. alone.
If you or someone you know needs help, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or text the Crisis Text Line: HELLO to 741741.